Category Archives: Publications

Andrew May on writing family history

I first saw my great great grandfather Thomas Jones in June 1996, though I had known of him from my earliest childhood. His face started out at me from the internet on the cover of a book by Welsh writer … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Welsh Missionaries and British imperialism by Andrew May (Manchester University Press, 2013)

I have recently been reading Andrew May’s Welsh missionaries and British imperialism for a review in the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial Studies and can say that it is both excellent, and beautifully written. Focusing on the experience of both … Continue reading

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PhD Studentship on the Diplomatic Family, plus new articles of interest

It’s been another beautiful week of late spring on its best behaviour here, as I huddle in my office cultivating what I affectionately call my “archives tan” (or, in this case, my slogging-through-some-edits tan). And it’s another week of announcements: … Continue reading

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June Announcements

Hello, and happy Sunday! A fly-by update of announcements today — two publications that caught my eye lately, two conference programs in my recent past to highlight, and one forthcoming publication of interest — with, as always, the hopes of … Continue reading

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New publications and a CFP of interest

This Sunday, I’d like to highlight three new ‘happenings’ in the field of colonial family history: First, we are delighted to announce the publication of a special journal issue on families in the British Empire — the recent Spring 2013 … Continue reading

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Recent publications (February 2013)

Those of you interested in demographic and social histories of families, especially in early America, might be interested in the latest issue of The History of the Family, which includes a section on colonial families. This includes Kate Fawver’s introduction, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Incest and Influence: the private life of bourgeois England by Adam Kuper (Harvard University Press, 2010)

In July 1838 Charles Darwin, recently returned from his voyage on the Beagle, found himself contemplating marriage. ‘The arguments in favour were solid if unromantic. “Children – (if it Please God) – Constant companion, (& friend in old age) who … Continue reading

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Reflections on ‘Chocolate, women and empire’ by Emma Robertson

I am currently in the process of reviewing Emma Robertson’s Chocolate, women and empire for the Women’s History Review, and am very much enjoying it. Though you’ll have to wait on WHR for the official review, something that occurred to … Continue reading

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Announcements: Workshop on Intimacy and Mission History, and Recent Publications

You might be interested in this workshop on the role of emotions and intimacy in the history of Christian missions. >> Investigating the Intimate in Mission Histories 17 October 2012 (9 am – 5 pm) and 18 October 2012 (9 … Continue reading

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New Release! (Esme Cleall, Missionary Discourses of Difference)

I just want to do a quick announcement today: our very own Esme Cleall has a book hot off the press! Entitled Missionary Discourses of Difference: Negotiating Otherness in the British Empire, 1840-1900, Esme’s book interrogates the ways in which … Continue reading

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